PM says opposition playing double games

by Norman Palihawadane Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday, said that the Rs. 5,000 allowance, given to the people who had lost their daily income due to COVID-19 pandemic, would not be stopped though there had been a decision made not to pay it for the month of June, owing to opposition by some political parties. The PM said that the government had been asked to suspend the payment owing to petitions by Opposition political parties to the Elections Commission, against paying Rs 5,000 to people who had lost their livelihoods.…

Udaya Gammanpila Gives President Sirisena False Immunity Boost

(Daily Mirror) Factcheck’s verdict is based on the most recent information that is publicly accessible. As with every fact check, if new information becomes available, Factcheck will revisit the assessment. Former MP Udaya Gammanpila made this statement as part of a series of tweets with reference to the ability to prosecute former President Maithripala Sirisena for any alleged crime in relation to the Easter Sunday attacks. To evaluate the former MP’S claim Factcheck consulted the provisions of article 35 of the constitution as they stood both before and after the…

Can’t conduct polls until green light from stakeholders

(Daily Mirror – BY KELUM BANDARA) 🔳Not only the health authorities, District Returning Officers, District level Assistant Election Commissioners should give the green light The Election Commission yesterday ruled out the possibility to conduct the parliamentary elections until green light is given by all stakeholders. Its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told Daily Mirror not only the health authorities but also the district Returning Officers and the district level Assistant Election Commissioners should affirm that the country’s situation was conducive for free, fair, credible and transparent elections in the country. “We need…

කරූ නටන පදේ මොකක්ද?

රනිල් රැකපු පක්ශෙ සහ කිකිළි රැකපු බිත්තරේ එජාපයෙන් වෙන්ව රාජාලියා වෙත ගොස් නැවත එජාපය ට ආ ගාමිණි දිසානායක පැය විසි හතරෙන් එජාප මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ගෙ කැමැත්ත දිනාගෙන රහස් චන්දයෙන් රනිල් පරාජය කළේය.ඊට ටික දිනකට පසු ගාමිණී ඇතුලු එජාප යෝධයන් රැසක් පක්ෂයට අහිමි විය.ගහක් නැති රටක තුත්තිරි ගහ මහා ගසක් යැයි කතාවක් තිබේ.එජාප නායකත්වය භාර වූයේ අඩු තරමේ තුත්තිරි ගසකට නොවේ,හුලන්තලා වැලකටය.ඒ හුලන්තලාව හතර අත වහඑලා ගනිද්දී බොහෝ ගැහැට මැද අලුත් ගස් කීපයක් හිස ඔසවා තිබේ.එහෙත් හුලංතලා වැල හිතන්නේ තිබෙන එකම ගසත්,එකම වැලත්,තමා කියාය.එජාපය සිංනක්කරේට ලියාගෙන රනිල් කරන්නෙ ඒ වැඩේය. අමාරු කාලේ…

Armed forces to arrest members of JMI and NTJ

State Defense Minister Ruwan Wijeywardene notes that instructions have been issued to track down and arrest individuals connected to the National Thawheed Jamath (NTJ) and Jamathei Milathu Ibrahim (JMI) organisations which have been banned. Instructions have also been issued to the CID and the armed forces to investigate the assets and other organisations linked to the 2 NTJ and JMI. According to the release issued by the President’s media unit, steps are also being taken to ban other extremist organisations.